News

  • Travel & General Insurance is extending its services into Europe

    Travel & General Insurance Services (t&g), part of the Assured Underwriting Group, the main travel bond specialist in the UK for the past 40 years is opening a European bonding division under the name Arcus Solutions. Arcus Solutions is established in France and is recognised by regulators in Ireland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden […]

  • Employers and Living with Covid

    The 1st of April 2022 saw Covid guidance ending and some major changes to how we as a society live with covid being implemented. Asymptomatic testing has been abolished altogether for most of the population and with free lateral flows also stopping from 1st April 2022, this will mean that there are more people than […]

  • The Pandemic and the Law – Inching Toward Clarity?

    There is no doubt that the Package Travel Regulations 2018 (PTRs) were not written with a Pandemic in mind. But despite that, the PTRs are the law which regulates the travel industry, who with their  legal advisers have had to do their best to interpret how the PTRs apply in a raft of situations for […]

  • WHA Spring Statement Summary

    The Chancellor’s Spring Statement was delivered amidst dire social and economic circumstances. Living costs continue to increase at an alarming rate; the levels of inflation escalating to the highest in 30 years within an economy struggling to find its feet after the Coronavirus pandemic. Events played out on an international level will also have consequences […]

  • Travlaw: There’s now a ‘Tipping’ Point for Staff Gratuities!

    Previously in respect of tips given to staff, the UK Government pledged to take action. In 2016 they started a consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges. In 2018 they announced their intention to legislate, to provide that tips left for workers are retained in full by those workers. The government estimates that this new […]

  • Travlaw: End of Furlough!

    As the sun sets on the  government’s furlough scheme which will end in exactly 15 days’ time on the 30 September, the government has updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme. However before you all get excited, it’s not an extension to the current scheme, but rather what employers will need to consider […]

  • ABTOT Associate Smart Currency’s latest Quarterly Forecast

    Smart Currency supports ABTOT Members/ T&G clients to make the best decisions for their business by helping them understand FX risk, and how to manage it. Their forecasts are designed to educate finance managers on political and economic movements, and how the uncertainty of the currency markets can affect businesses. In this Quarterly Forecast for […]

  • Leading Travel Accountants TOMS update

    TOMS Update-EU Member State VAT Registrations Our German VAT and Croatian contacts recently shared the news that they are treating third country tour operators with effect from 1 January 2021, as subject to normal German and Croatian rules so a registration is required. In simple terms, non-EU businesses (including those in the UK) would be required […]

  • Data Protection: at last, the UK has an adequacy decision!

    Just two days before the expiry of the bridging period, on 28th June the EU Commission adopted two adequacy decisions for the UK – as a result, personal data can now flow freely from the EU to the UK where it benefits from an essentially equivalent level of protection to that guaranteed under EU law. […]

  • Day of Action – 23rd June Speak up for Travel!

    As summer begins the UK’s travel and tourism sectors face a critical moment. Before the pandemic hit, our industry was a cornerstone of the UK economy. As the third most internationally connected country in the world, we enabled tens of millions of UK residents to travel overseas, whether on business, for holidays, or to see […]